Michaela Blott, Xilinx Ireland

Michaela Blott

“Gender diversity is essential to the success of our business. This is particularly important in my organisation, which is the research arm of Xilinx. We thrive on creative thinking and that typically transpires when diverse people with diverse backgrounds, gender and abilities come together.

I actively seek more women by giving talks at universities, by giving a positive bias towards women in recruitment, by mentoring more junior researchers and by making an extra effort in supporting my female colleagues across the whole company.”

– Michaela Blott, Principal Engineer and Engineering Director, Xilinx Ireland and winner of the WMB Woman in Technology Award 2015